All Blog Posts Tagged 'Memorial Day' (3)

Memorial Day: Recalling Those Who Gave Their Last Full Measure

Memorial Day, originally titled Decoration Day, has a somewhat murky origin. But what is clear is that on May 30, 1868, 146 years ago today, 5,000 gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate the 20,000 fallen warriors buried there, with the help of remarks by General and future President James…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 23, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

LCpl Patrick Gallagher, Courage Worthy of the Foremost Recognition

Over 250 men have been awarded the Medal of Honor who list as their place of birth “Ireland”.  Though uniforms, weapons and enemies have changed, their love and devotion to their adopted country that motivated them to deeds of the highest bravery in her defense have remained…


Added by Neil F. Cosgrove on May 25, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Memorial Day Wall of Honor

To help mark Memorial Day, we're providing a place here for all members of The Wild Geese community to record the name(s) of friends and family members who have died in service as members of the armed forces of The United States of America in any era.

In the comments section…


Added by The Wild Geese on May 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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